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Re: Problems with diald


On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, Martin Tanzer wrote:

> Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 22:54:01 +0100
> From: Martin Tanzer <office@webpower.co.at>
> To: flexfax@sgi.com
> Subject: flexfax: Problems with diald
> Hi, it's me again...
> I am setting up a machine as an internet/fax server. I've installed
> hylafax and diald succesfully - but running them together I have
> problems. diald is running on ttyS1 and hylaFAX is running on ttyS0.
> When I want to send a fax from a M$/Mac-client to the server, diald
> opens a connection to the internet. What can I do to avoid that problem?

What in the? Diald should be on the same line as HylaFAX, they interoperate
fine. HylaFAX can handle multiple modems as well, to help keep the lines
configured and deal with PPP use.

One difficulty I've noted when using linuxconf is that the default
/etc/hosts did not have a "localhost" IP address stored, and the Linux
box tried to send hfaxd jobs to localhost and couldn't resolve the IP
address. Expect similar problems if the Macintosh tries to send a job
to some faxhost: it has to resolve the IP address of the host, first.

It looks like you are using the Linux box as a gateway between your
household network and some ISP. I think you need to get the Linux box to
provide domain name service for its own local network, and make sure
that you have your native IP address in the /etc/hosts table.
Then point the Macintosh to the Linux as the DNS server.

			Nico Garcia
			Engineer, CIRL 
			Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary

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